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Trotta: "Double Standard" On Media Treatment Of Ann Romney And Jackie O
RealClearPolitics ^ | August 5, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:12 AM PDT by i88schwartz

Liz Trotta: When Ann Romney showed up at the Olympics equestrian competition in London's Greenwich Park last week, the media scrum around her would lead some to believe that Michael Phelps had dropped in.

Mrs. Romney was there to watch her horse, Rafalca, compete in dressage, once the sport of ancient kings. The uninitiated call it 'horse ballet.' Rafalca, a German-bred mare, didn't miss a pirouette as her patron cheered and pronounced the performance constant and elegant.

Some would say not unlike her mistress, Ann Romney, is not to be taken lightly. Perhaps that's why President Obama's political operatives, most of them women of the left, have the knives out for her, casting the potential first lady of the United States as a modern day Marie Antoinette, out of touch with common folk.

How about all those summer races up on Cape Code? Some time ago I attended one and actually saw a Kennedy rider fall off her horse. It was big news, but laced with the extra sensitivity the media usually employees when dealing with Knights and ladies in the court of Camelot.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: annromney; jackieo; liztrotta; michelleobama

1 posted on 08/05/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

This will infuriate horse owners everywhere. I mean that they are making it look like owning a horse or riding dressage is snooty and upper class and out of touch.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 10:49:43 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: i88schwartz

As the election gets closer and if the result remains in doubt, we can fully expect the Obama campaign and its media allies that pretend to be “journalists” to start exploring Mormonism as a cult. The same media never gave Richard Nixon the slightest credit for putting an opponent’s religion offlimits will scream with delight in cooking up and spreading every false and defamatory story possible about Romney and his religion.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 11:01:13 AM PDT by laconic
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To: i88schwartz

I have always maintained that wives and kids are always, and perpetually, off limits. I pretty much don’t care what they do or say. Off limits ALWAYS.

The only exceptions would be where they actively run for, or hold public office i.e. Hillary.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 11:05:26 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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6 posted on 08/05/2012 11:05:48 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: laconic

“”its media allies that pretend to be “journalists” to start exploring Mormonism as a cult.””

And because of the “sensitive” nature of obozo’s religion, no one will DARE to counter why he bends over for terorists or his backing of the Muslim Brotherhood.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 11:26:59 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Thank You Rush

terorists = terrorists

Didn’t catch it soon enough!


8 posted on 08/05/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: i88schwartz

“Cape Code?”

“...the extra sensitivity the media employees...?”


9 posted on 08/05/2012 11:45:23 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: squarebarb

The big difference between Jackie O and Ann Romney is that Jackie’s husband was quite arguably a Conservative.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 11:50:31 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: laconic

Still, ya’gotta’ admit there are very few stories about LDS that are both “defamatory and false”. Through the years LDS type Mormon spokesmen have said quite enough to give anyone pause.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 11:52:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Mittens better wake up and start fighting...or get Sarah to run his campaign..


12 posted on 08/05/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: RIghtwardHo

I agree.
I may loath Obama, but the hatred of the first lady on this site has been disgusting and outright racist. Wives and kids off limits, period, always (yes, no matter *HOW* much the candidate utilizes them). I couldn’t care less about dressage, and think it is both a symptom of a messed up tax code and not really the best of ethics to take tax deductions for the horse, but the Romneys are within the letter of the law, so be it.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 12:34:43 PM PDT by RedStateRocker
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To: RedStateRocker

Well, I don’t agree. I wouldn’t have said anything about how hideous Mrs Zero is if the media hadn’t been hailing her as a fashion icon to rival Jackie Kennedy. And when you use your husband’s job and position to appear on tv talk shows to tell people what to eat, and when you use taxpayer’s money for lavish vacations - then, you’re asking for it.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: muawiyah

Naturally I will argue that. I’ve never thought of any Kennedy as a conservative.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by 103198
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To: RedStateRocker

Michelle Obama has behaved, spoken and dressed poorly. She is the First Lady and thus has an obligation not to bring shame or ridicule to that office. She has done that, not just in this country but when visiting other countries and other dignitaries. In addition to not living up to her responsibilities and has insulted our country, its people and its flag. She has earned every criticism.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 12:54:45 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: 103198
He defended Joe McCarthy and cut taxes!

What's not to like.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 12:54:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: 103198

Romney has a senior staffer and spokesman who doesn’t like Joe McCarthy ~


18 posted on 08/05/2012 12:56:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ladyjane
Michelle has a large butt ~ very typical of a broad spectrum of black women ~ it's in the genes.

Western dress doesn't fit them well.

I don't criticize any woman for having a big butt.

19 posted on 08/05/2012 12:58:47 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: i88schwartz

the kennedy’s are GONE. they were and aren’t the only ones who were “allowed” to enjoy their lives and their sports. Anne Romney will do well... she is a nice lady with a beautiful family and she has struggled with health issues that were serious.

She has a lot going for her and can ignore the boneheads who have nothing beter to do


20 posted on 08/05/2012 1:38:48 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: i88schwartz

the kennedy’s are GONE. they were and aren’t the only ones who were “allowed” to enjoy their lives and their sports. Anne Romney will do well... she is a nice lady with a beautiful family and she has struggled with health issues that were serious.

She has a lot going for her and can ignore the boneheads who have nothing beter to do


21 posted on 08/05/2012 1:39:02 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks i88schwartz.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 1:44:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: squarebarb

I heard Liz on Fox this morning and I thought she made a fine point...that this whole deal about Ann’s horse and her riding is double standard...the libs took her to the woodshed over her blouse and now her horse...YET it was hunkydory for Jackie to have horses and and be seen riding..and then the blouse that was said to be 1K what a scandal but for Princess Moochelle, a 7K jacket was just stunning and fine..
Look back at how Nancy R was blasted for her wardrobe by the libs...
The designers most likely GIVE these fancy duds to the 1st Lady ( in our case now the First Frump) and the press coverage and advert notice is worth the price of the already over priced garment. She was castigating the press for taking the knives out on conservative women yet dismissing the same as just fine for the libs.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 4:03:35 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Hojczyk

I agree with you. If he thinks being a gentleman about the cheap shots aimed at him and just answers with a hehehe well.....and doesn’t give it the “ Well there he goes again..” kind of response he won’t do well..He cannot come off as a sweet, gentler, kinder Republican against this low brow street fighter or he will be sliced to ribbons.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 4:06:57 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: kabumpo

ditto


25 posted on 08/05/2012 4:08:07 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: i88schwartz

Ah Jackie Kennedy was the First Lady and wife of the president of the United States...

Ann Romney is only a private citizen of the United States and nobody...

If she is anxious for the limelight and jealous of poor Jackie who endure quite a lot in her lifetime, maybe Ann needs to run for office or become a movie star or get a job or do something else useful...

Right now shes just a rich mans old trophy wife...


26 posted on 08/05/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cubreporter

she has struggled with health issues that were serious
_______________________________________________

Whata that got to do with voting for her husband ???

Is she trying to get a sympathy vote for Willard ???

There are many women in the US who have “struggled with health issues that were serious”

Why dont we vote for the husband of one of them since it appears to be a qualifying point...

BTW Her serious health issues dont seem to have prevented her from travelling around rthe world and hanging out for days at the Olympics watching her horsie tapdance......

Most women are home in bed or in the hospital...

She doesnt look sick to me...


27 posted on 08/05/2012 6:47:48 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: cubreporter

BTW Roy Rogers horse could dance rings round Anns hack...


28 posted on 08/05/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana

wow... no comment,


29 posted on 08/06/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by cubreporter
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